How long for "preparing to remove partition"
Trying to repair and upgrade my daughter's macbook. Installed 500 GB hybrid drive and two 4MB memory cards.
When I first fired up her macbook I got the flashing question mark folder. Plugged in a 1TB LaCie time machine backup from my wife's macbook. I was able to boot and run Disk Utility to partition the new drive. But somewhere along the line the new partition got named the same as the LaCie partition - namely "LaCie". I tried a bunch of thing and I'd get messages like, can't unmount, ... Now I'm trying to remove the "LaCie" partition and get a name I want. The Disk Utility gives me the message "preparing to remove partition" along with the horizontal progress bar. It's been running forever. What can I do?